Getting Started With Lennox® Solar Solutions is Easy . You’ve settled on adding a solar energy system to your house. Now what? Thanks to a short list we’ve made for you here, getting started with solar in Topeka is simple. But if you have additional questions, just give us a call at 785-357-6200. Step 1: Call Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. in Topeka for a consultation, or schedule one online. We’ll walk you through our detailed planning checklist to determine whether your home meets our SunSource® installation requirements. Step 2: Determine whether your roof has enough space and gets enough sun. Each solar panel requires 15 square feet of surface area. Our professionals can help you decide how many modules you will need or want for your house. Also, your roof needs to be mostly clear of shade from trees or other objects. Southern exposure is preferred, and we will perform tests to figure out your monthly energy potential. Step 3: Look into possible building restrictions. Some Topeka neighborhoods and Homeowner’s Associations may require you to submit your solar power plans prior to installation. Step 4: Upgrade your internet service. You’ll need internet that’s always connected and joined with a broadband router to take advantage of the SunSource performance monitoring service. Step 5: Find answers to all utility-related questions. Your professional from Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. will check the grid power supplied by the utility company and inspect your home’s distribution panel to make sure you meet the product specifications. You may want to contact your utility company and see if a net-metering program is an option. Net-metering enables you to receive credit for part of the electricity generated by your solar energy system. The utility company can also tell you whether your solar products will qualify for rebates or incentives*. There’s lots to do to prepare for a SunSource® Home Energy System, but after it’s installed you’ll love watching your utility bills get smaller. Curious about how much you can save? Call Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. at 785-357-6200 if you have more questions about getting started with solar. *Note: Most rebates and incentives that make a solar energy system more affordable are only available when you’re system is grid-tied.